Teenage daughter is afraid to grow up.

Jill - posted on 04/02/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My teenage daughter is literally sitting in her room when she is not at school. She claims that is what she wants to do. She states it is better than going out and "smoking pot and drinking, as ALL of her old friends are doing. I don't think ALL of her old friends are doing this, but the anxiety that my daughter feels makes her believe this. She does not like boys yet, so she started getting angry at her friends when they started liking boys a few years ago and it has just gotten worse (the isolation) this year. We live in a very small and safe town. A town I thought moving to would allow her to have a lot of independence. In reality, she has trapped herself in her room and become best friends with her computer (no chat rooms). She is smart, attractive, athletic, and wise beyond her years. I encouraged her to do a year abroad to get out of her rut, but she refused. Any helpful advice? I realize I am LUCKY she is not rebellious and out of control. For all you parents out there, I don't mean to minimize how lucky I am that my daughter has a strong moral code, but I just am sad that she is so isolated. We have gone to a therapist and a dr. She does suffer from anxiety, in which she is getting treatment. If I am totally out of line, please give me a reality check!

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Jill - posted on 04/02/2014

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thanks. I am inclined to kick her out to do "something" I appreciate your feedback.

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